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Porcelain Crowns, Inlays, and Onlays

Porcelain used to create a variety of dental restorations can be shaped to imitate an actual tooth. At the same time, this material provides a high level of resilience to withstand the normal wear and tear of enamel. Porcelain crowns look like natural enamel, and are a highly preferred choice of restoration, as crowns replace the outer part of the tooth. Not only can crowns from Dothan Cosmetic Dentistry fix a broken tooth, they can also be utilized to improve a tooth’s appearance for an enhanced smile. Call Dr. Gaunt today to schedule your appointment.

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain dental crowns are custom designed to restore teeth that are affected by severe decay or damage. A crown not only gives the tooth stronger and protective support, it also gives a renewed appearance. Crowns can be very effective in protecting weak teeth from fracture. They are made to cover the entire tooth, and are specifically designed to be comfortable and natural looking. Porcelain crowns can often be the best option for giving a very damaged tooth a renewed appearance.

Inlays and Onlays

Most people don't really know what dental inlays and onlays are. Porcelain inlays and onlays are dental restorations that are placed in decayed or damaged spots when a whole crown isn't required. Inlays and onlays can be used to replace fillings - in fact, you can think of an inlay or onlay like a filling created in a dental lab rather than made from a malleable filling material chairside.  Our porcelain inlays and onlays will help you when you have a very large cavity that cannot successfully be restored with a dental filling.

Porcelain crowns, inlays, and onlays require about two appointments, allowing us to assess your damage, prepare your tooth for placement, make a mould, and send our information along with the mould to a dental lab. The creation process might take a couple of weeks, during which time you'll wear a temporary restoration.  Then, when your new porcelain crown, inlay, or onlay is ready, we cement it to your tooth, sealing out damage and making your tooth whole and complete once again.

Your Consultation

Whether you need a crown for restorative or cosmetic reasons, the team at Dothan Cosmetic Dentistry can help! Dr. Gaunt will carefully examine your tooth and the surrounding teeth to determine which option will be best for your smile. Feel free to express any concerns or ask any questions that you may have regarding your treatment, and Dr. Gaunt will be happy to answer them.

Contact Dothan Cosmetic Dentistry to discuss porcelain crowns, inlays and onlays with Dr. Gaunt.  He can help determine which is right for your smile and provide you with excellent results.  To learn more about porcelain crowns, inlays and onlays visit www.aacd.com.